My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg audiobook

My Own Words

By Ruth Bader Ginsburg , with Mary Hartnett  and Wendy Williams
Read by Linda Lavin

Simon & Schuster Audio
13.27 Hours Unabridged
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The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993—a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women’s rights, and popular culture.My Own Words is a selection of writings and speeches by Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, the workways of the Supreme Court, on being Jewish, on law and lawyers in opera, and on the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution. Throughout her life Justice Ginsburg has been (and continues to be) a prolific writer and public speaker. This book contains a sampling, selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams. Justice Ginsburg has written an Introduction to the book, and Hartnett and Williams introduce each chapter, giving biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted. This is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America’s most influential women. This audiobook features archival original recordings of Justice Ginsburg’s speeches and bench announcements.

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Summary

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A New York Times Bestseller

A New York Times audio bestseller

The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993—a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women’s rights, and popular culture.

My Own Words is a selection of writings and speeches by Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, the workways of the Supreme Court, on being Jewish, on law and lawyers in opera, and on the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution. Throughout her life Justice Ginsburg has been (and continues to be) a prolific writer and public speaker. This book contains a sampling, selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams. Justice Ginsburg has written an Introduction to the book, and Hartnett and Williams introduce each chapter, giving biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted. This is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America’s most influential women.

This audiobook features archival original recordings of Justice Ginsburg’s speeches and bench announcements.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“What emerges is not a portrait of a take-no-prisoners advocate but a strategic legal plotter who understands how to bring her audience around to her point of view.” USA Today
“Much recommended…for smart, ambitious nieces. And nephews, too.” Guardian (London)
“A comprehensive look inside her brilliantly analytical, entertainingly wry mind, revealing the fascinating life of one of our generation’s most influential voices in both law and public opinion.” Harper’s
“Exceedingly readable, thanks to Ginsburg’s characteristically precise and unembellished prose.” Newsweek
“This fascinating audiobook is a series of recorded speeches by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with introductions and background segments read by Linda Lavin. Using crisp tones, Lavin brings Ginsburg’s legal career to life… Lavin’s narration is fluid and appropriately emotional, depending upon the subject matter…The recordings vary in quality, depending upon their age and venue; some are barely audible, while others are crisp and clear. This work is a fascinating look at Ginsburg’s role in shaping the Court’s interpretation of the Constitution.” AudioFile

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Reviews

by Cassandra 4/10/2017
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One of the most inspiring books I've ever read

This book is a superb audiobook since it has original recordings. It is essentially a collection of Justice Ginsburg's writings from childhood through today. She discusses the history of women in law, how the supreme court works, the role of international law, dissent, collegiality, legislation, and more aspects of civil rights and the judicial system.

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Author Bio: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Author Bio: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 13.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English